South Park: The Stick of Truth - Playstation 3
South Park: The Stick of Truth - Playstation 3
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THE DEFINITIVE SOUTH PARK EXPERIENCE: Written and voiced by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, The Stick of Truth brings their unique brand of humor to video gaming
AN EPIC QUEST TO BECOME... COOL: Earn your place alongside Stan, Kyle, Cartman and Kenny, and join them in a hysterical adventure to save South Park
FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS: Recruit classic South Park characters to your cause
INTENSE COMBAT: Arm yourself to the teeth with an arsenal of magical weapons and mystical armor
SOUTH PARK CUSTOMIZATION: Insert yourself into South Park with something like a billion character, clothing, and weapon combinations
An Epic Quest to Become...Cool.
From the perilous battlefields of the fourth-grade playground, a young hero will rise, destined to be South Park’s savior. From the creators of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, comes an epic quest to become… cool. Introducing South Park: The Stick of Truth.
For a thousand years, the battle has been waged. The sole reason humans and elves are locked in a never-ending war: The Stick of Truth. But the tides of war are soon to change as word of a new kid spreads throughout the land, his coming foretold by the stars. As the moving vans of prophecy drive away, your adventure begins.
Arm yourself with weapons of legend to defeat underpants gnomes, hippies and other forces of evil. Discover the lost Stick of Truth and earn your place at the side of Stan, Kyle, Cartman and Kenny as their new friend. Succeed, and you shall be South Park’s savior, cementing your social status in South Park Elementary. Fail, and you will forever be known… as a loser.
- The Definitive South Park Experience Written and voiced by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, The Stick of Truth brings their unique brand of humor to video gaming.
- An Epic Quest To Become... Cool Earn your place alongside Stan, Kyle, Cartman and Kenny, and join them in a hysterical adventure to save South Park.
- Friends With Benefits Recruit classic South Park characters to your cause.
- Intense Combat Arm yourself to the teeth with an arsenal of magical weapons and mystical armor.
- South Park Customization Insert yourself into South Park with something like a billion character, clothing, and weapon combinations.
|Product Length:||6.9 inches|
|Product Width:||5.35 inches|
|Product Height:||0.6 inches|
|Product Weight:||0.24 pounds|
|Package Length:||6.7 inches|
|Package Width:||5.3 inches|
|Package Height:||0.6 inches|
|Package Weight:||0.25 pounds|
|Release Date:||March 04, 2014|
|Average Customer Rating:|| based on 31 reviews|
|Average Customer Review: ( 31 customer reviews )
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29 of 34 found the following review helpful:
South Park RPG - A welcome surprise! Mar 04, 2014
By M. Andrews
The history of this game is a well documented mess. It had changes in developers, staff, and was delayed countless times. It has finally arrived, and to my pleasant surprise... It's AWESOME!
I bought the game, because I was hoping to have fun tooling around a digital South Park and having a few laughs. I heard that Trey Parker and Matt Stone wrote the game, so I was expecting laughs. But the game is HILARIOUS! It is just as funny as the show. And the game's length kind of makes it like netflixing a couple seasons of the show. The humor hasn't gotten stale for me so far.
Gameplay - But, at the end of the day, it's a game, and game play is key. I wasn't expecting much, and to be honest, there aren't a lot of frills. That said, the game play is solid. It's very simply, but it services the advancement of characters and the story. That's exactly what I want in an RPG. The combat system works great, though I can see it getting a little repetitive. Tell me one RPG that doesn't though!
Graphics - You would think that there wouldn't be much to compliment here, because it's not really a graphics redefining game. The game DOES manage to nail the South Park style that we've all grown to love. I've yet to see another cartoon adaptation nail it like this.
I'm looking forward to continuing my adventure as the new kid in town.
* Looks and feels like South Park
* Good game play
* Battle system could get repetitive
* Not sure if I'll get a lot of replay value
Bottom line - Love it!
9 of 10 found the following review helpful:
Meet (And Kill) Some Friends OF Mine Mar 06, 2014
By Elias L. Blondeau
"The Atlanta Fried Critic"
"South Park" is an acquired taste, and over the years, I've met an equal amount of people who despise it to counterbalance those who love it. I fall on the "love it" side of the spectrum, as I've always found the franchise to be full of clever and deservedly mean pokes at modern society, as well as good-natured ruminations of what it's like to be a kid. That same experience applies to role-playing games, as while I fully adore grinding levels and sinking several hours into a world-building experience, I'm well aware that many people find RPGs to be long-winded and dull. So, to some, the combination of "South Park" and RPGs sounded miserable, while to others, it seemed like a blessing. And while "South Park: The Stick of Truth" might not be for everybody, those interested will adore it, and all others will hopefully be able to see the impressive craftsmanship that went into it.
"Stick" follows the New Kid, who moves to the quiet little mountain town under mysterious pretenses, and quickly falls into a raging battle between elves and the noble warriors of the Kingdom of Kupa Keep (KKK... yes, they call themselves that.) The epic struggle is over the titular Stick of Truth, the owner of which can control the universe. Well... not really. See, the kids of South Park are engaged in a town-wide LARPing session, complete with leveling, custom weapons, armor, classes, and the like. This puts an interesting spin on the show's universe, as everyday locales like the school or Jimbo's Guns become dungeons or supply stores. And instead of going all "Calvin and Hobbes," the writers wisely chose to make it perfectly clear that these are little kids pretending to be in a role-playing game, and decided to build off that concept.
The result is one of the more clever video games in recent memory. Narrative tropes, worn gameplay mechanics and other aspects of role-playing games are put on display and mocked here. When learning the turn-based battle system, a character questions why they have to wait their turns, only for Cartman to bark that it's "like olden times." Naming your custom character is irrelevant because you'll end up going by "D*uchebag" for the majority of the game. Other things of this nature help solidify this is as a tongue-in-cheek parody of the genre, complete with visual and verbal cues to famous series. As a functional, funny parody of an established type of game, it's a rollicking success.
On top of that, it's "South Park" at its absolute finest. Beneath the clever satire, we have Matt Stone and Trey Parker's signature blend of shock humor and gross-out gags. Only this time, it's a lot funnier than many recent episodes of the show itself have been, as it feels less constrained by time and censorship, and more like a creative burst of lovably vile, gut-busting energy. Before playing this game, I would have laughed in disbelief at the concept of beating up meth heads for coffee ingredients, or using different types of farts to solve puzzles, but lo and behold, these are both things that you'll end up doing in "Stick." Admittedly, some jokes wear thin after a while, and as is the nature of licensed games, hearing certain characters repeat lines in different circumstances makes them lose some of their luster. As a whole, though, this is still a very funny and fresh experience, akin to the funniest bits of the "Saints Row" franchise distilled into a 12-hour (18-20 if doing the side-quests) game.
And yes, despite the copious amounts of "South Park" fan service, clever satire, and rip-roaring gags, this is still a game. Actually, it's quite a good one, and I say this as an avid fan of RPGs. The turn-based combat is only tight and fun (if not a bit easy,) and holds a surprising amount of depth to it. Aside from wailing on opponents with a variety of humorous weapons, you'll also have to learn how to break down enemy armor, counter different stances, and handle the buff/debuff system. Players who are weary of turn-based RPGs might find solace in the fact that you'll be doing a lot more than clicking commands, as using attacks often requires a series of button presses or flicks of the analog sticks. Of course, you won't only be locked in fights for the entire game, which is where the sizable overworld comes into play. As the new kid, you and a "Buddy" of your choice can wander around South Park taking side quests, finding collectibles, and making friends to add to your Facebook-esque list of pals. There's plenty to do, all around, and both the combat and exploration aspects of "Stick" are admirable in their execution.
One's opinion on the graphics and sound in this game will boil down to how much they like "South Park." As a fan of the show, I feel like it captures the visual style and musical elements perfectly, right down to the crude walking animations. The music sounds like a mixture of Western RPG soundtracks and the typical musical motifs one would expect from the series, even blending the two occasionally (listen for Cartman’s voice during a choral section of a certain piece of background music.) It looks like “South Park,” sounds like “South Park,” and most importantly feels like “South Park.”
All of this being said, it’s important to stress that this game isn't going to change minds of the uninitiated. If you hate the humor of the show, and find it to be far too offensive or nasty, you probably won’t get many laughs here, as it’s arguably “South Park” at it button-pushing worst. Those who think that the visual style is jarring to the eyes and lazy aren't going to be impressed by the graphics, as they look exactly like fans would expect an average episode to look. Basically, if you don’t like “South Park,” you’re not going to be getting much out of this, nor do I think you were intended to in the first place. It would be like the protagonists taking their parents to a movie by the infamous Canadian duo Terrance and Phillip; obviously, the humor wasn't intended for them, and it’s going to do more harm than good.
To put it bluntly, this isn't intended for general audiences. It’s for people who like either like “South Park,” RPGs, or both, and if you don’t fall into that category, odds are that it isn't for you. Just because it has a limited audience, however, doesn't make it a bad game by any stretch of the imagination. In fact, it’s one of the best licensed games out there, and by far, the best “South Park” game ever developed. And, to go out on a limb, it’s one of the most devilishly original and fun role-playing games to come along in a few years, albeit a simplistic one.
Despite some jokes overstaying their welcome, and despite the limited appeal of the whole package, “South Park: The Stick of Truth” is quite the admirable little game. Creative, hilarious, and fun, it’s pretty much heaven for anybody who likes the show, and even for people who are only casual viewers. It might not win over any new fans, but considering that most likely wasn't an intention of Obsidian and South Park Studios, it’s not really a tragedy.
And if you do feel like this game should cater to each and every gamer out there, I only have one thing to say.
“Eyyy, relax, guy!”
7 of 8 found the following review helpful:
An Awesome and Hilarious RPG Mar 06, 2014
By Weston Barboza
This game is probably one of the funniest and coolest RPGs I've ever played. I think before someone decides to buy it, however, there should be an understanding of what this game is and what it isn't.
First what it is:
1) This is a game that was made in collaboration with Matt and Trey and the quality of their work shows. The visuals are fantastic and it looks as if you were watching an episode of South Park. Exploring South Park is great because they included many of the landmarks that we've grown to love from the show and you can interact with almost every building. I would strongly suggest that you open as many doors as you can as there can be some uh...interesting surprises.
2) If you are a constant watcher of South Park and have seen most of the episodes, this game will be a treat in many different ways. I have found myself constantly having fun exploring every inch of South Park because there are a ton of references to earlier episodes. Some are subtle, like Cartman's CD's Faith Plus One which can be found in the drawer of his room, and others are very apparent such as the mouse with Mr. Garrison's penis attached to his back. You can really tell how much the developers worked to get as much South Park memorabilia as possible. All this allows the game to become extremely interesting and does not make exploring a chore.
3) This is a game that you just need to go into expecting to have fun and not take anything too serious. The game mechanics and quests are relatively simple and I have not felt any frustration with this game (except the quest where you have to find Mr. Hanky's little nuggets). Every time I play this game I get nothing but enjoyment from the quality of the writing to amount of customization that the game gives you. This is a very nice thing about The Stick of Truth; the amount of customization that is allowed is phenomenal and much more than I expected. I started out with my character having dark hair and a suit. Now he has red hair and a flaming red beard with a bird nesting in it. The weapons look great and I have yet to find a generic looking item. Many times, in other games, you find items that look exactly the same and it is only when you find a rarer item that the items look unique. That's not the story with this game. Every time I get a new item I have a blast checking it out and seeing how it looks as it's always a funny item or something that is totally unique to South Park. You can also modify your "weapons" (a stick, crutches, an alien probing machine) by adding something like runes to them that give them higher stats.
What the game is not:
1) Don't come into this game expecting a traditional RPG like the older Final Fantasy games or other notable JRPGs. It seems that many people expected this to be a somewhat serious RPG that would play like others before it. That is definitely not this. As mentioned before, this is a lighthearted RPG that focuses more on providing an authentic South Park experience rather than being the next Skyrim or Final Fantasy.
2) This is not a lengthy game that will take 50+ hours to complete. I finished this game in about 20 hours but that is because I did every side quest and tried to find all Chinpokomon. If you only do the main story line then the game will be much shorter. I strongly suggest that you do as many side quests as possible because not only are they super fun, but you get the chance to get additional characters which you can summon in fights (except boss fights) such as Jesus Christ, Mr. Hanky, Mr. Slave, Tuong Lu Kim, etc.
3) This is not a fantasy game like traditional RPGs which will emerge you in a world of magic. One of the most humorous things about this game is that you will be constantly reminded by both the kids and adults of South Park that you are playing a game. When you are learning the controls at first, Cartman admits that you must take turns attacking to which Clyde replies, "that's lame," resulting in Cartman acknowledging that it's lame but that's what the rules are. There are other times when you are walking around South Park and adults will say, "you know you're never gonna get laid dressing up like that," or some kids will say, "you're not playing that stupid game too are you?" I've heard several people complain that this somehow hurts the immersion but it really shouldn't, as this is South Park and it wouldn't feel like it if it was too serious.
Overall I really enjoyed this game. It's finally a game which does justice to South Park and which fans of the show will truly enjoy. That being said, if you don't really like South Park or have only seen a few episodes, this might be a little more difficult to enjoy as you might not understand many of the references and hidden objects that pop out. If you're on the fence about it, just watch a few videos and check out the game play and see if it's something you can see yourself enjoying
11 of 14 found the following review helpful:
Remember that terrible family guy game? Mar 05, 2014
I feel like using the family guy game is a good way to compare how this game could have crashed and burned. The family guy game had no originality in that it just re used lines from previous shows and the gameplay was terrible. They gave Brian a gun....which is weird.
The south park game makes you feel like you're actually in an episode as others have stated. The lines are hilarious and original but still reference countless episodes while still giving it an original feel. I hated waiting for this game to come out because the date kept getting pushed back. But seeing that they produced a quality game made it well worth it.
10 of 13 found the following review helpful:
Good Times with Weapons Mar 05, 2014
By S. Rhodes
For seventeen years, South Park has entertained (and grossed out) a wide audience. This isn't the first time that South Park has stepped into the video game realm, but it is the first time it's worked so well. A lot of animated shows have had video game adaptations to mixed results. The Simpsons and Family Guy had a lot of charm, but seemed to fall slightly short on the gameplay front. The Stick of Truth is the real deal, however. It is a game that comes together very well because of its charms. Sure it's simplistic and easy, but it is also very faithful to South Park fans in such a way that you don't mind. The Stick of Truth is absolutely worth playing.
The Stick of Truth doesn't put you in the role of anyone in the cast of South Park. Rather you create a character. You are the new kid in town and your parents send you off to play and make friends. Upon doing so you'll stumble upon the children of South Park who are in the midst of playing a game. Your task is to protect the stick of truth. The story doesn't sound like much... but this is South Park. The story is portrayed as though the children are merely playing a game. The reason all of this works so well and comes together so well is because this game, more than any other video game adaptation, really bleeds the game it was based off of. There are no cel-shaded graphics going on here. Rather South Park The Stick of Truth sticks to the conventions of the show itself. The graphics look exactly like the show. All the houses look like you remember them. All of the characters look exactly like they do in the show. Everything about this game looks exactly like the show to a tee. It is well animated and plays out exactly like an episode of the show.
Even better is the writing and voice work. Matt Stone and Trey Parker did an excellent job with the writing. The dialog is as sharp as ever and it's hilarious. It plays exactly like an episode of South Park. You won't find characters acting strangely out of character in any way and you will most definitely appreciate the many references to the show that the game has. There are moments where the game gives you lots of references from the show as well. Fans of South Park will be hard pressed to find all of them. The items are from the show and so are the descriptions. The game, at times, feels like a love letter to fans who have followed the show for so long. No matter if you stopped watching the show for a little bit or if you are just getting into it, there's something here for you to recognize. That being said, if you are not a fan of the show I can't imagine you'll like the game at all. For fans, everything is essential South Park. There are some shocking moments to be sure. Things that you'll see here that you're apt to wonder how they got away with in such a manner. You'll also find these moments hilarious.
There are more than just references to the show here. The game is more than willing to poke fun at and satirize the video game industry in such clever ways. Since the children are playing they are free to comment on just how dumb some things seem. It's clear that Matt Stone and Trey Parker themselves are gamers of some kind.
The core mechanics of the game are simple in nature. As you begin the game you'll have a quest log.that always updates. For the most part you are free to roam South park to your hearts content. There's a main quest at hand but you're able to stray from the beaten path to do others if you choose. You can always "friend" the people of South Park as well to keep up with them and find out what other things you'll be able to do around town. The main crux of it all, though is the turn based combat. Stick of Truth employs a battle system very similar to Super Mario RPG. When in battle you can select your actions. Attacking is what you'll do the most and if you time your attacks and your hits correctly, you'll be able to score extra damage, combo your hits or use power attacks. You can also guard against your enemies when they attack. Sometimes you'll be able to counterattack. It's a pretty simple system that won't allow you to get lost. You'll have power points that'll allow you to use special abilities. Making friends and adding them will give you perks that will help your abilities as well.
There is nothing that really makes The Stick of Truth's battle system stand out aside from the charm of the characters in and of themselves. Their commentary in battle makes them more fun than the actual battling. Were it not for that The Stick of Truth wouldn't be a very rewarding game. Battles are so simple and straightforward I don't think you'll ever find yourself in fear of losing. There's nothing challenging here and it doesn't take a lot of skill to defeat your enemies, even though some of them may have moments where they hold up shields or riposte your attacks. South Park may be turn based, but it does away with random battles and doesn't put a lot of emphasis on grinding. The game itself is an incredibly easy experience. This would be a huge problem if the characters weren't so enjoyable. Battles also don't last too long at all.
The Stick of Truth doesn't have a lot of depth to its battle system, but the charm of the game in and of itself makes this manageable. The game is paced so well that the lack of depth never really becomes a problem. A large part of that is also because The Stick of Truth is very to-the-point. You won't be fighting a lot of battles that aren't necessary and the story doesn't waste time moving from Point A to Point B, even with a ton of sidequests thrown in. The game is VERY well aware of what it is and VERY well aware of why you're probably playing it in the first place. It is very rare to find a game that knows its audience so well, but The Stick of Truth most certainly does.
Perhaps the only thing that sometimes holds The Stick of Truth back is that there will be times when it isn't quite obvious what to do to progress. You'll almost always know where to go but it might not always be clear what you're supposed to do at your objective or how to do it. Not a big deal. On the other hand, some of the games moments might take you some time. Though the battle system doesn't have a lot of depth, you will find yourself struggling with some of the timing for attacks at first. The only time it's jarring is when it comes to some of the quick time events, which can be annoying.
There are few television shows that jump into the video game realm and do it was well as South Park: The Stick of Truth. Everything you love about the show is here, melded into a nice video game experience. It's a game that isn't afraid to poke fun at itself or the game industry in a meaningful and hilarious way. But best of all, it is not a game that slouches on what it gives you. The writing and story are hilarious. The game play is solid and the pacing is perfect. If you are a fan of South Park you need to own this game.
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